Barton Beebe examines intellectual property law

Professor Barton Beebe gave the inaugural lecture of the John M. Desmarais Professorship of Intellectual Property Law on “Intellectual Property Law and the Problem of Aesthetic Progress.” Read more

Gráinne de Búrca presents at Luxembourg Forum

Professor Gráinne de Búrca spoke on standards of review and judicial discretion at a meeting between the justices from the US Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice. Read more

Richard Epstein’s new book sparks discussion

Scholars from around the country gathered for a daylong symposium on The Classical Liberal Constitution by Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law. Read more


Discussion: NSA lawyers and the FISA court

Professor Christopher Sprigman talks about government lawyers, the National Security Agency, and other topics with Barry Friedman, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law, a frequent commentator on national security. Read more

In Class. In Court. Involved.

NYU Law’s reputation for academic excellence is grounded in the scholarship of our faculty, which routinely draws accolades from the legal academy and beyond.

Our professors are also leaders in a wide range of disciplines, actively engaged as theorists, practitioners, policymakers, and commentators. We pride ourselves on the fact that our scholars live in the real world, not in an ivory tower. They pursue matters that are before courts and regulatory agencies, testify before lawmakers, serve on commissions, and advise government entities, NGOs, and other organizations. Students reap the benefits, as faculty members draw on their research and real-world experience in the classroom.

Go to our faculty profiles to find out more, and follow some of our faculty on Twitter, where they comment on everything from law and policy to sports and pop culture.


Faculty Scholarship

Our faculty publish a wide array of articles and books each year. Click to see a list of faculty publications.

Social Media

Go to our YouTube channel for lectures, panels, and events. And follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook, too. 

Centers & Institutes

At our 32 centers, faculty research a range of topics, from Law and Economics to Human Rights and Global Justice. 

Upcoming Faculty Workshops

  • 9/22: Samuel Issacharoff
  • 9/29: Melissa Murray
  • 10/6: Roderick Hills

The faculty workshops are held Mondays in the Faculty Library from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. The papers are posted here.

Fall 2014 Colloquia

NYU Law has ten colloquia, rigorous meta-seminars convened by faculty in their areas of specialty. Here are the ones being offered this Fall:

Colloquium in Legal, Political and Social Philosophy
Professors Liam Murphy and Samuel Scheffler

Colloquium on Law, Economics and Politics
Professors John Ferejohn and Lewis Kornhauser

Hauser Colloquium: International Law and Policy in an Insecure World
Professors Ryan Goodman and Samuel Rascoff

Legal History Colloquium
Professors Daniel Hulsebosch and David Golove